Ball gown

Unknownca. 1900

Wien Museum

Wien Museum

Cream-coloured ball gown of cotton satin silk; crescent-shaped and circular appliqués, hand-embroidered with silver sequins.

Sub number 1: Waist with boat neckline with pleated unbleached organdy frill on the chest with metallic yarn, machine-embroidered and appliquéd cotton lace parts, closely fitted, centre front lightly cropped with one side worked organdy ruffle trim; rear centre hook-and-eye fastening, short narrow sleeves, lining: Unbleached cotton, waist band with hook-and-eye fastening, whalebone reinforcement.

Sub number 2: Panelled skirt, generous flare, deep box pleat at centre rear with pocket and hook-and-eye fastening, in train, hem with two plissé organdy volant frills.

Lining: Outer fabric worked on cotton, plissé organdy ruffle along the hem.

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  • Title: Ball gown
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: ca. 1900
  • Physical Dimensions: Waist: Front length: 44 cm, Back length: 47 cm, Waist circumference: 62 cm, Sleeve length: 21 cm Skirt: Front length: 101 cm, Back length: 127 cm, Waistband: 59 cm
  • Type: Ladies attire (Fashion Collection)
  • Photographer: Christin Losta